6 Under 1:54! Watch The Fast 800 From John Hay


It was a Pennsylvania-Maryland showdown at West Chester Henderson for the John Hay PA Distance Festival.

Six boys in total cracked the 1:54 barrier in a very fast race that produced a very exciting finish. Aariq Nixon of Milford Mill (MD) dropped a huge PR to kick to the win in 1:51.56. Bishop Shanahan's Jonah Hoey took second in 1:52.59, over a second better than his open 800 PR and a new PA#3.

Eldon Phillips of Northwood (MD) was third in 1:52.77, while Pennridge's Matt Eissler was fourth, also dropping a nice open PR of 1:52.96, for a new PA#4. Hoey and Eissler are the top non-senior boys in the 800 in Pennsylvania. Keep an eye out for that matchup as we move into next year.

Watch the race above and check out other meet links

Boys 800 Meter Run Elite HS
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    Name                    Year School                  Seed     Finals  H# Points
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  1    71 Nixon, Aariq           Milford Mill         1:53.20    1:51.56   3 
  2   287 Hoey, Jonah            Unattached           1:53.40    1:52.59   3 
  3    73 Phillips, Eldon        Northwood Hi         1:53.00    1:52.77   3 
  4    61 Eissler, Matt          Pennridge            1:54.54    1:52.96   3 
  5    69 Mcdermott, Riley       Unattached           1:51.29    1:53.21   3 
  6    72 Osborne, Chase         Unattached           1:54.26    1:53.55   3 


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